Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas Town Busch Gardens in Williamsburg Virginia

Before Christmas dh and I had a chance to sneak away for an afternoon to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg to visit their Christmas Town.  They have been doing this for a few years and this is the first time we had a chance to visit.

We decided not to take our kids (ages 3 and 5) and for this year it was a wise decision. Even though we have taken them to Busch Gardens over the summer, the boys just can't sit still through shows and wouldn't have enjoyed that part.  I think next year we will be able to take them. I wanted to put that disclaimer because even if you have small kids, you might be able to take them.

We got to the park around 3 and first decided to go and watch a show. We watched a show called Gloria and it was spectacular. We felt it was the best of all of the shows we saw.  The actors did a fabulous job and the singing was wonderful.  They did all of the scenes of The Christmas Story.  I would recommend seeing this show if you have a chance to go. 

Once it got dark, the park was a magical winter wonderland of twinkling lights.  It was amazing how they were able to transform different areas of the park.  They drained water from the Pompeii ride and filled the moats with blue lights to look like water.  It was gorgeous. 

One of our favorite things was to ride the train around the park to see the lights.  Even though it was cold, the weather wasn't freezing and we had a great time riding around the park and seeing the lights from different angles.

They have a nice Santa land so if you decide to visit and have kids, you will come away with a beautiful Santa picture. 

I'd recommend checking out Busch Gardens Christmas Town.  I'd also recommend keeping your eyes out for discount tickets.  We are pass holders and got tickets that way.  If you don't have passes, Chick Fil A had discount ticket coupons available at their restaurants and Pepsi was running promos where you could get discounts with their cans. 

Here are some pictures of our time at Christmas Town so you can get a feel for what you might see if you decide to go.  Oh, and one of my favorite things was to go through the section where they had real penguins you could see. Those little guys were so cute diving and posing for pictures.

Hope you enjoy my pictures from our fun outing. And I hope you are having a great day in your neck of the woods!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Colonial Williamsburg Christmas Decorations

Merry after Christmas!  I don't know where the time has gone, or where it is going.  We have been busy having fun and we had a wonderful Christmas.  I was so happy that none of my kids got sick and they have been so excited about visiting Santa and then having him come to deliver presents.  We've had some late nights, so we are all trying to rest up and stay home a little bit.

Before Christmas, dh and I were able to sneak away and spend a day in Colonial Williamsburg.  We always love walking around the historic area and looking at the decorations.  It is amazing what they can do with the natural flora and fauna in the area.  As you can see from the many pictures below, they used things like pomegranates, feathers, playing cards, dolls, shells, bird houses, etc.  In some of the pictures you will see ribbons. Apparently they have a contest every year and some of them are awarded ribbons. 

If you've never been to Colonial Williamsburg before, I'd encourage you to come and take a trip to visit.  It is amazing to think that our fore fathers lived there. The history in the area is amazing and it is a beautiful area to visit.

I hope you enjoy these pictures and I hope to get some more holiday picture posts up before the end of the year.  Which is funny to say since the end of the year is at the end of this week. LOL

Hope you are having a great day in your neck of the woods!

p.s.  I have a favor to ask if you are so inclined. I joined a deal website called NoMoreRack a few months ago. They send out daily deals.  I purchased a jacket and shirt for only $8 last month.  Shipping is only $2 on each item.  They have rewards that if you have friends sign up, you can get great prizes. I'm trying to get 25 friends to sign up because I can get my boys a remote control helicopter for free.  You don't have to give any credit card info, just create an account following my referral link.  NoMoreRack Referral Link please click here

So, if you wouldn't mind doing it for me I would so appreciate it.  My husband's uncle has had a remote control helicopter at a few family functions this holiday and the boys have loved it.

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